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Joshua, Parker close to confirming fight

13 January 2018

On Fury's own situation, which it is claimed will be handled by rival promoter Frank Warren, Hearn added: "Realistically, Tyson talks about getting in the ring in April, fighting Joshua".

After testing positive for cocaine a year ago, the British Boxing Board of Control took away his license.

But he is back in the gym, has lost almost four stone on a new diet and is targeting an April bout to ensure he is not stripped of his The Ring magazine world heavyweight belt - as he was the WBA, IBF and IBO titles.

Fury, 29 years old, is targeting the month of April for his long awaited comeback.

Speaking to ESPN, Warren said: "I'm going to be working with Fury". "Whatever they require we will provide".

"It won't be next, because we know what we're trying to do next. There's isn't enough of that in boxing in my opinion".

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"Let me tell you, that's a fight that we would sit down now and make for 2018".

Accompanied by a picture of him and his entourage, Fury tweeted on Thursday: 'Tell me I'm not gonna take over the division once again! I'm not going to go into the details of the deal, it was a private conversation, but we have a deal and that's it. It's private and confidential.

With a winner-take-all clash between WBO champion Parker and IBF and WBA title holder Joshua expected to be confirmed in the coming days, Duco Events boss Higgins is stirring the pot, suggesting Joshua will adopt the English mentality of falling at the final hurdle. Why would working with me stop the Joshua fight from happening?

Warren and Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn - who now makes AJ's fights and has a Sky Sports deal - are at loggerheads, making a fight between the two a negotiating nightmare - in theory.

With Fury set to return to action for the first time since ending Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight dominance in November 2015, many are billing the prospective meeting with current WBA Super and IBF world champion Joshua as a simple match-up of boxer vs. puncher. "His contract expires soon".

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Joshua, Parker close to confirming fight